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it to be built in an environment and larger buildings will be along goff street while other s will be located on grove street to the west. the building articulating smaller masses by wave like facades that offer the bay window. and the claims also appear to reduce the apparent scale of the project and pick up on the rhythms in the environment. the (inaudible) estimate a letter of support for the project. the housing action coalition submitted a letter to circulate and i kirk late that for reference. it was in the residential building located to the project site at 525 gof street. that it will reception of light and air through the openings. (inaudible) the project too tall and the density too high and also have suggested that the community gardener make it preperable to the project. also that the project does not contain enough parking. the market and activity plan encouraging walking and biking and public transit and (inaudible) proposed 0.5 to 1 parking ratio. and the dense mixed used projects to the parcels. >> the city laws do not guarantee the light and air through the property line open
, perfect for dog walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy this base and the history behind it. the diversity that exists in such an urban city, the concrete, the streets, cars, we have this oasis of a natural environment. it reminds us of what san francisco initially was. >> this is a section for dogs and plenty of parking. transit is available to get you there easily. and the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. there is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is the place to find some solitude from the city and appreciate what you share with a wonderful breath of fresh air. , an experienced this park and enjoy the peoples, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved one hand in hand. located in the middle of pacific heights on top of a hill, lafayette park offers a great square a of a peaceful beauty. large trees border greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football, frisbee, and picnic
't understand the smell, the foul smell that was in that environment and i did research and found out by going to the sewage plant that there's a broken seal that causes the foul smell that's right there on 3rd and evans right next to 3450. i couldn't believe how could an institution put our children, medical reasons meaning next door to next to the toxic environments that i have ever experienced, hydrogen sulfide, some of the words that are used to breakdown the solids, i went to 3250 and i asked the residents there, the meat markets there said that's the worst thing that could be done. who would allow a youth medical facility to be in this environment? the residents there said they had opposed it. we had no knowledge of this happening and i went and spoke with district 10 representative and they told me it was done because -- that they didn't want to lose a million dollars, so you mean to tell me that you put a price on our children. i have a son that was in this -- went to this doctor and i will not say no names, i took my son away from her practice because i couldn't believe that this pers
about the noise bleed issue as well as the need for quiet environment in which to enjoy movies. and other immediate neighbor is his venerable kabuki hot springs and spa which obviously needs a tranquil environment for its patrons. the sound problem has occurred since pa'ina has had live performances. s sundance has had to give numbers refunds. this is a real issue for sundance and other businesses. -- -- -- and -- -- i want to comment briefly on the report, the supposed sound report that the project sponsor submitted. i want to stress what it is and what it isn't. from the very beginning that the project sponsor promised that they would bring us and consultant to make recommendations about noise abatement and containment, we still don't have that. what we have is a report that you have not received. we welcomed the consultants. instead we have a report that you now have. is asking for permission to go 20 decibels or more above the nubmer that the inspector for the entertainment commission has established. that is not responsible; that is not working to try to abate the noise.
violated, non abusive environment, so for it to work you really have to have a much better word, a word in which the department of health and human services has all the. >> >> >> money they can spend and we can make some headway and we couldn't teach it without a team of psychologists and if we simply pass this information on to the teachers and counselors and can be taught to students on a one by one basis with problems of being abused or with problems of being abusive. i can testify it's worked for me and my sons. it's a primary agreement my partner and i had for our 27 year relationship. it promotes well being, intimate relationships and it provides personal growth process, and for those who are familiar with the psychology involved with the certa communication it will help those non non abusive to identify and avoid those that are, so -- i want to thank you for your ear and i know this isn't a great presentation as the non violent parenting one and should be done first and the presentation and can't be implemented for lack of funds. you have more important things and preventing vi
a fostering community environment, and i guess that's about it. my two minutes are probably running out, and so instead a short term solution i ask that you guys put your brains together and come up with a long-term solution where we can be at our campus and my son can grate there in eighth grade. >> ma'am, could you state your name? >> sorry. my name is monica collins. thank you. >> good evening. my name is lillian car don'ta and my was and i have two daughters at creative arts charter school, a kindergartener and a second grader. i know people have expressed what an amazing and strong community we have at creative arts and i can confirm what everyone is saying is true. i am honestly uneasy with the prospect of combining the schools in the same space. i'm the mother of two young students who would be impacted, and over run i feel by addition of 300 middle school age children. our yard space is very small compared to other public school locations and i'm not saying those should be subject to be combined but born and raised in the city i know what other schools look like. since
the environment and if we can effect the environment by making certain that it is clean and that it is not, it does not become a haven for the criminal activity and i think that we will significant have changes in that accordingly. some of the new operations and efforts that we put in place in the last number of months. we are hoping to see some returns on that investment. one of the operations is sober muni shelter, that operation is conducted with officers who are experts in the field of drug recognition. we also run that operation with the support of sf hot teams and essentially individuals who are under the influence or inebriated on the lines or the buses and those individuals are looked at by way of means to getting them into intervention programs and or in many instances there is a need to deal with the criminal aspect in order to get them into those intervention programs. operation safe lines is an effort to identify muni lines where we see hot spots, if you will, of individuals who are fugitives from justice whether they be minor violations or more serious ones. we basically belie
to be dealt with in any urban environment. the same engineering solution will be pursued in this location, using the location of the station and with a tunnel boring machine goes underground under -- and south of market neighborhood. that is my request. thank you. >> president fong: commissioner borden. >> commissioner borden: thank you for the explanation. sometime people say that other peoples property will be impacted but that is beyond the scope of our jurisdiction. with the addendum to the eir, what we are looking at as sud more than anything not looking at all the other issues i feel comfortable moving forward next week with the bigger issue, conditional use necessary and desirable the central subway project where these machines can go. that is an important initiative not just for this commission to consider but for the city at large. >> president fong: commissioner sugaya. >> commissioner sugaya: mr. chu, could you provide information on the nepa process, when do you expect it to be completed? >>: that process is underway and both the planning department, mta and city attorney a
to relate the building more to the existing environment and we also then chose to build againsting the property line wall of 525 goff to be able to mitigate sort of that wall and also to get all of the units to face common courtyard, to maximize the southern exposure on all of the units and to avoid having a double loaded corner building but actually to do two single loaded buildings and thus improving the quality of light and air for all of the units on the site and allowing us to have all two bedroom unitwise double if not triple aspect windows which is important for the degree feature and the livebility of the units on that site. and then that is just typical floor plans, we have two bedrooms, always at the corners again, this is the big port tal that is opened on two floors, i am not doing a very good job of this thing which i will show you this in three dimensional later on. on the top floor, there say bunch of open space and some of them are private for some of the residences and there is also a nice two and communal open space that looks down on to grove street and that will
and you can reach out to people and i like that type of environment so i want to create that with my space. and we joined the neighborhood association and the merchant's association and we have been going to all of the meetings and just hearing the different things and they want more non-alcoholic drinks and so that everybody can come in and have a good time and we want to be here for a long time and be able to support the community and the city that we live in. >> okay. thank you very much. >> we can now hear from the police department. >> representing san francisco, police. lay has filed an application with the california department of beverage control seeking a license for 313 ivy street and for the purpose of this hearing, the california department of alcohol befrage control seeks a determination to the board of supervisors as to the approval or denial. >> from the time period, july 2011 to july, 2 on 12, there is no calls for service at this location or police reports. this is located in plot 558. and applicant premises is not located in a high crime area. >> it is located in the cens
in this area, that no longer see suffering as part of their living environment, but see progress going forward. this is the promise of hope sf. this is personally what i recognize, what gavin started with his -- with the board of supervisors and make a big promise. but i get the lucky opportunity to see it through. i get to see the smiles of the people that are moving in and see their hopes continued. and again, it's the first of three phases for this project, but we have plans for alice griffith, for sunnydale, for potrero hill, for west side courts, every one of these will be touched. (applause) >> not just with their own money. we're going to see to it that our private partners, too, whether it's benny house or the sf foundation, the san francisco foundation that we are working very closely with already. they're helping me raise many of the private funds that go into the training services in support of services. and, of course, even our own staff at the mayor's office of housing at the cii. we're all buoyed by this. we all know at the end of it it's such a goal for everybody to have decent
and in the next five years this will be a busling clinical environment. february first 2015, we will begin seeing patients in the new children's hospital and woman's hospital and cancer hospital across the street. i just want to make a comment about the building of that hospital. it took enormous courage to endorse proceeding with a billion and a half dollar project without the prospect of state funds. we undertook that project with the encouragement with many in our community who said dream big, go for something bigger than you think that you can afford and we are now seeing coming to life right before us, a project built with depth from the medical center, but mostly with philanthropic support from the xhupt. and it is a great testament and a vision in san francisco that they would be willing to support something at the magnitude that they have. and i guarantee to them, and i'm confident that that will pay off many-fold not only for the little girls for blatoma but for the other that come here over time. the hope of that hospital is that linked with the research on this side of the street, we w
is comfortable and well in her new environs. the bart elevator study. following a decision made by the oakland mayor's commission on persons with disabilities, to address the decline of both sanitary conditions and mechanical dysfunctions of the system-wide bart elevators the oakland commission in collaboration with the city of san francisco's mayor's disability council and the city of berkeley commission on disability is in the process of gathering information from all bart elevateor riders. we are asking participants to keep a log or journal of their bart elevator experiences. the log should include the following information: your name, and contact information. location of the elevator. dates and times of use. the condition of the elevator. was it satisfactory or unsatisfactory? and a brief description of your experience. please turn in your log or journal to myself, chip supanich at the following email address. i will spell it out slowly twice. once again, the deadline for reports is january 31st, 2013. are you still working on the bridge
hard and it's a challenging environment to work in. we need help. we need the support of the police department. there is only so much we can do. god knows it's hard to run a business in general in the city let alone to do it on sixth street. we are going the extra mile. please support us. please give us a regular business. >> what is the name of your business? >> [inaudible] >> next speaker please. >> good evening sir. >> good evening. my name is raqesh [inaudible] and the co-owner of a new bar and club called omg on sixth street and between jessie and stevenson on sixth street and we opened a few months ago. we found it challenging although we have a nice space inside and we got a lot of complements from people that check out the space but some of the challenges are people are still afraid to come down to sixth street. we have a lot of businesses and hi tech companies that moved into the neighborhood a few blocks from the business, but we notice most of them just get out of work and go into bart or leave the neighborhood. they don't want to stay in the neighborhood. one bec
son and your children will not thrive in an environment which is cramped and hectic and stressful. this is what will happen -- >> please wrap disblup this will happen in this space so we are asking the board please, please strongly consider these factors. let me -- >> i need you to wrap up ma'am. >> okay. find a long-term solution. we want the same opportunities that other children that are thriving. thank you. >> good evening everyone, school board, and superintendent. my name is rudy corpus. i'm a parent, proud parent of my three kids who go to creative arts. i got one of myself kids on the honor role but i'm here to talk about the coexist annual bringing. >> >> gateway middle school elementary school to the schoo. i feel it's a bad idea. it wouldn't work for either school. the campus is too small than comparable schools. it would mean over 700 kids which makes no sense especially when there are more schools with more space and less kids. i think a lot of parents already talked about how much the school's been through already and how a lot of kids have to eat on the blac
that asked the mayor and the department of environment is to create an independent recycling master plan that outlines the recycling need of city and curb side pick up and support anden senior sure san francisco's program for the city to reach zero waist in 5020 and developing and implementing a recycling program for got golden gate park. and the resolution recommended that the department work in good faith allowing to serve golden gate park and continue to provide san franciscoians the capacity to recycle the material and eligible for curb side pick up what was a response? no response. no meetings no answer to our letters no attempt to discuss. three weeks ago, we left, there was such concern in the neighborhood, 100 people testified for this resolution that people began to go to the site there is no process established by recognize and park to determine what will happen on this site or do recycling this will happen as a sequence --. >> hi my name is michael ash burn and i'm a residental of the richmond and i would like to show you what i witnessed two days after the orderly evi
more driver distraction than already exists of a complex work environment of a taxi cab? what about the fare? we know that uber always charges more than the meters fare. however, their transactions are totally invisible to us. i am running out of time, so i will just say you should not turn a blind eye to these services. they undermine our services and we ask you to adopt emergency regulations to prohibit that kind of activity. >> thank you. >> can i ask a question? >> sorry to turn this into school day for you charles. are you suggesting to us that luxor cabs are responding to uber calls? so a luxor cab dealing with flagged calls or dispatched calls? >> yes. >> so they might get uber or luxor? you don't have the ability to control your drivers to tell them they can't do that? >> that is a good question, director. >> we probably shouldn't be discussing that. to miss hale, when director reiskin was speaking about ideas, i think while we certainly heard everything that miss hale said, i wouldn't want anybody watching this to get the wrong idea of what has been proposed. >> th
creates a welcoming environment for everybody. there is no cultural barrier to entry. >> the demographic of people who come will match the demographic of the reader. it is very simple. if we want more people of color, you book more people of color. you want more women, your book more women. kind of like that. it gets mixed up a little bit. in general, we kind of have a core group of people who come every month. their ages and very. we definitely have some folks who are straight. >> the loyal audience has allowed michelle to take more chances with the monthly lineup. established authors bring in an older audience. younker authors bring in their friends from the community who might be bringing in an older author. >> raider has provided a stage for more than 400 writers. it ranges from fiction to academics stories to academic stories this service the underground of queer fell, history, or culture. >> and there are so many different literary circles in san francisco. i have been programming this reading series for nine years. and i still have a huge list on my computer of people i need to ca
their cars in an urban environment it is a lot better than having them drive 60 or 100 miles a day. in terms of the actual project, i think that it is very well planned, from a number of different ways, allowing incident, i think that it come out to 205 projected units instead of 107 so that is a big improvement and so the land dedication is well worked out. the design allowing the light into the court yards is extremely well done. >> i do have a couple of concerns on the design, if you could put that on the screen, the comments and responses show of what was going to be harder to see, what i thought was going to be 801 was going to look like and it looks to be much more contextual with the neighborhood even though it has no specific context and more of a tripartide form. a lot of articulation between the different buildings and the heights of the buildings and you know, so i'm not saying that his design is not a good one, a lot more that speak to the show place square, what is the most predominant thing. in regards to mr. baker's design, at 801 brannan, i am a little concerned with some of
is an architectural firm that helps people realize opportunities in the historic-built environment. i'm an expert in navigating the needs and the issues our clients face with their historic properties. i'm well versed in assessing and applying the secretary of interior standards for the treatment of historic properties. and i believe these historic properties are places of meaning and memories and are important to our community and should be preserved. for over 25 years i have been making culturally significant buildings and sites relevant for future generations. i focus on restoration, rehabilitation and adapted reuse. as well as built on new design, design of new buildings within the sensitive historic context. i understand fully how to embrace change. identifying and celebrating what makes these places special while at the same time accommodating new and contemporary uses. some of my projects include the restoration of the angel island immigration station, the goldman school of public policy at u.c. berkeley, both the restoration of the existing historic building and the design and constructio
justice, strong economy, and sustainable environment. that experience includes being the director of the san francisco bicycle coalition and being the transportation policy director for spur, san francisco planning and urban research. and a project director for the san francisco transit riders union. in those jobs, especially in the latter two, i learned what it takes to provide excellent public transit as efficiently as possible and at least -- a the least possible cost to the taxpayers. and i'm proud to say that golden gate transit has done a really good job. these are hard times, as you know, for public transit agencies. we had to cut quite a bit of service, but we were smart about it and we also managed to add some service. and rider ship is increased on golden gate transit. * if reappointed, i hope to continue to work to improve golden gate transit and also to work to improve bicycle and pedestrian access and safety on the bridge. and i respectfully request your reappointment. >> thank you. supervisor cohen. >> thank you. i guess to the other speakers that are going to be com
and the preservation community and a lot of the community leaders from the laplia area from their environment which was a sad and difficult decision. our community report for fiscal year 2011-2012 is here, we brought some additional copies for people who are in the public today to see, you'll find great overview, the report reflects what we've known for a long time, our staff members are the best city employees out there and works to keep our parks safe and beautiful, so again we have some copies and we try to distribute most of it electronically, so you can also go to our website and download it from the front page of our highlight section. i want to very quickly bring up miriam serel who is a planner from the livable streets division from mta who is going to provide a brief update of some summary and key findings from our separated bikeway program, mta has recently completed a little bit of a survey and they have some preliminary findings on the project and miriam is going to present them and i have a handout for the commission and i think there's some extra copies here for the public. >> thank y
there are no such problems with wind farms. it's or solar its a superior environment for rate certainty and it would both offer residential customers and the city considerably less risk around the of service. >> that is once you have built out. >>> yes, we have a farrell rapid build out schedule for that very reason we would start the program obviously with 100% bought power and then, quickly, roll out local resources to hedge that and so you would have within a couple of years a significant hedge on your wholesale price of power and by your four-year, five, year six, you are over 50% mitt gated and whatever happens in the market whether it goes up or down it is hit the c c a customer less than it would hit the p g and e kir or the direct access customer who have a more direct exposurethat commodity price. >> and then the residents you bring along after the commercial customers are enrolled. >> well in general because year face one is currently focused on the residential class we are recommending that the residential customers be added quickly in phase two along with the commercial customers to b
environment. the first time we complied and stopped everything and said we're going to pull everything out. as soon as i do that, the other places next to us, they start opening hooka lounges and improving and doing bars and putting hookas until today. so it's not fair for us that we were the first people to operate and the second people come after us, they don't shut them down. it's like you allah the taxi to talk on the cell phone, but not allow the bus to talk on the california. it's not fair. why is it only us? i would like anybody to come and see us. we have a 99 score with the health department. so we're not here to cheat anybody or wheat the government or do anything like that. if we came in the wrong way, we apologize for that. it's not only us. it's a lost people doing that. it's a cultural thing. we need to try to see how we can resolve this. we will stop the hooka and comply with the rules. >> on january 13th do you deny smoking was taking place in your restaurant? >> personally i wasn't there, if she says, so i will not deny that. >> thank you. >> miss young. >> we woul
and commercial corridor by helping our community create an environment that is supportive of small businesses and maintains a balanced mix of businesses. you can do this by not granting the request for conditional use authorization to domino's. the fillmore community commercial corridor from mcallister to geary, there is a total of 45 businesses on that strip. 25 of those businesses are eating and drinking establishments; which creates an overconcentration of eating and drinking establishments, about 55%. which is twice a little over twice the amount that is considered overconcentration. i also don't quite know where the 17.6% came from; that is being used. this business mix is particularly damaging to the fillmore, which has both high unemployment and economic disadvantaged communities. as you know money earned by independent businesses more likely to circulate within the local neighborhood. the fillmore was not always like this. it was one point it was thriving, but urban renewal changed everything. the business district reflects the culture and diversity of our community and by granting do
to stop until the proper measures are taken. the businesses depend on the diesel and quiet environment in order to be successful in a loud music will kill the cinema and spa. >> president fong: charles salter, sandy mori, robert -- >>: my name is michael burke, i represent the owners of the kabuki building. i could not quite figure out why we were here until ms. lamarina straightening out this morning. interestingly enough pa'ina loung can continue to operate under its live performance permit exactly as it has today provided that they comply with the conditions imposed on them but the entertainment commission. they have not done so. all you have to do is read the inspector report to realize how combative they were and they were quite willing to operate 20 decibels above the limitations imposed. the reason-- and they continue to operate because their operation under the llp permit is as an accessory use. they do not need a permit from you. they here today to ask you to grant a conditional use permit for other entertainment so they can take it back to the entertainment commission and a
and generally be a little bit more favorable to the environment, if you are not going further distances to deliver pizza. also, it is nice to have something that is walkable in a neighborhood. a lot of times you come home and want to get a quick bite and you don't want to have to move your car again or take a bus to get something to eat. you just want to get some food and go home and there are quite a few residences in this area. a lot of parking lot apartment buildings and condos and they mentioned they are getting a higher percentage of walkout traffic in addition to just delivery. it's replacing an existing eating and drinking establishment. that the present owner testified that his price point was too high to be successful. and you know, it just wasn't going to work. so either have a vacant place or you will have this. and finally, local owner, local hire. those things work for me. it's a franchise. it's a little different from just a chain. it's a franchise. it's operated independently. so i'm in favor of this and presumably we would not approve the one on geary, in one was appr
their needs and comfort. for comfort and safe environment in which to wait for the restoration of service. thea passengers have no other way to get to their homes on treasure island because it was in lock down. so, there was not an alternative to muni. they couldn't go home. and because it was so early in the morning or late at night depending on how you look at it, they had nowhere to go. so, our employees provided food, shelter, and made sure that they had access to the rest rooms at the temporary terminal at transbay. operator fam was similarly stranded in service on treasure island all night after spending all night on treasure island, once it was reopened in the morning, he returned to the transbay terminal to take the waiting passengers back to treasure island. so, we want to thank all of you. i know that was an extraordinary night and this was -- called for kind of above and beyond anything you learned. an operator or supervisor school. so, want to thank you for the great, excellent customer service, the great teamwork and cooperation with other agencies * in what was a very diffi
, and sustainable environment. that experience includes being the director of the san francisco bicycle coalition and being the transportation policy director for spur, san francisco
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